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Be Kind, Be Safe, Be Responsible And Make Good Choices

Barming Pre-School and Primary School

Be Kind, Be Safe, Be Responsible And Make Good Choices

Welcome to Term 5 - Monday 15th April to Friday 24th May!
Welcome to Barming Pre-School and Primary School
We are a 2 form entry primary school on the outskirts of Maidstone. It is a co-educational school for children aged 2 to 11 years old. There are currently 416 children on roll.
A Message from the Headteacher
Barming Primary School has so much to offer. Everyone is welcome and children are encouraged to flourish and achieve their goals. Come and find out what we are all about!
Orchard Academy Trust
Barming Primary School is an Academy and is part of the Orchard Trust family of schools. The Trust currently consists of Allington Primary School and Barming Primary School.

Term 4


Term 4




Read Write Inc.

In Year 1, we follow the Read Write Inc. Phonics scheme of learning to introduce children to new sounds. Like all phonics schemes, it teaches children the sounds, the letters that represent them and how to form letters when writing. Read Write Inc. Phonics also involves reading books written using only the letters the children have learnt at each level and a small number of tricky words. Read Write Inc. sessions are taught on a daily basis. The picture below outlines the sounds which will be covered in each set. 




Have you heard of Fred Talk? 

During our daily speed sound sessions, the children will be introduced to a toy frog called Fred. To support the children to read unfamiliar words Fred can only say the sounds (segment) and needs help to read the whole word (blend). Fred will say the sounds and the children will need to work out the word. For example, Fred might say d-o-g and the children will say dog.  


If you would like more information about Read Write Inc., please follow the link below or speak to Mrs Hooker or Mr Edwards: 


This term we will be holding a meeting to discuss the Year 1 Phonics Screening Check. This will be held after school on Wednesday 20th March 2024. 



The topics we will cover in Maths this term are: 


  • Being to record length and heights; Mass and Weight

Multiplication and Division

  • Solve one-step problems involving multiplication and division, by calculating the answer using concrete objects, pictorial representations and arrays with the support of a the teacher


  • Recognise, find and name a quarter as one of four equal parts of an object, shape or quantity

Geometry: Position and Direction

  • Describe position, direction and movement, including half, quarter and three-quarter turns


  • Compare, describe and solve practical problems involving Time


We will also be continue to: 

  • read and write numbers to 100 in figures 
  • count on and back in 1s from any one or two-digit number 
  • count on and back in multiples of 2, 5 and 10 
  • recall addition and subtraction facts to 20
  • add and subtract single digit number from any number to 20



Comparing Animals

This term in Science, we will be looking at how we can group animals according to their features. We will then look at how we can describe and compare a variety of common animals and how they have had to adapt over time. 



How and why do we celebrate sacred times?

This term in RE, the we will thinking about different things that they celebrate throughout the year. We will then find out why Easter matters to Christians and how Christians celebrate Easter. 




This term in PSHE, our topic is Citizenship. By the end of the unit, we will be able to: 

  • Explain why the class and school rules are important
  • Discuss the different needs of a range of pets
  • Describe some of the needs of babies and young children
  • Recognise some similarities and differences between themselves and others.
  • Identify some groups which they belong to.
  • Recognise that different individuals belong to different groups.
  • Explain why voting is a fair way to make a decision involving a lot of people.



Indoor PE: Travelling with Equipment

Outdoor PE: Tennis

We will have Indoor PE on a Monday and Outdoor PE on a Thursday.









Games to Support at Home


Phonics Bloom has a variety of online games that help with sound recognition.


Oxford Owl has a selection of e-books your child can read online. Many come with some comprehension activities to support your child's understanding of the text. There is also a helpful section for parents that shows how to pronounce sounds.


Top Marks has lots of Maths games related to topics we cover in Year 1. 

Year 1 writing descriptions of the giant from Jack and the Beanstalk...

  • Barming Pre-School and Primary School,
  • Belmont Close, Barming,
  • Maidstone, Kent,
  • ME16 9DY
  • 01622 726472